All posts by Ben Baden

AIG Enters Joint Venture to Sell Life Insurance in China

On May 30, American International Group Inc. formed a joint venture with People’s Insurance Co. (Group) of China and PICC Life Insurance Co. Ltd., China’s largest insurance company, to sell life insurance in China. PICC Life and AIG will form...

/ June 18, 2013

China’s Fosun and AXA Private Equity Make Bid to Buy Club Med

On May 27, the two largest shareholders of Club Mediterranee SA (Club Med), France’s AXA Private Equity and China’s Fosun International Ltd., made an offer of $719 million to buy the rest of France’s famous resort operator. The two bidders...

/ June 18, 2013

Looking After China’s Elderly

With an aging population and fewer young people to care for their parents, there is a growing opportunity for foreign companies to provide institution-based care to China’s seniors. By Helen Chen and Ken Y. Chen As China’s rapid economic development...

/ June 11, 2013

Economist: To Tackle its Problems, China Must Continue to Invest

Without more investment, an economist argues that China cannot solve its most pressing problems, including pollution, traffic congestion, food security, and the quality of medical and educational services. By Ben Baden These days the general consensus is that China must...

/ June 10, 2013

Shuanghui’s Purchase of Smithfield Foods Could Be Record Deal

On May 29, China’s largest meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings announced it was buying Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork producer, for $4.7 billion in a takeover that would be China’s biggest acquisition of a US company. Before...

/ June 3, 2013

Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Trucks and Auto Parts Exhibition

Conference: Shanghai International Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Trucks and Auto Parts Exhibition 2013 Organizer: Shanghai Symphony World Exhibition Service Ltd. Location: Shanghai, China Date: May 27-June 29, 2013 Web: http://www.kcexpo.net/kcexpo.asp Contact: Mr. Jiang Tao Email: [email protected] Phone: 021-67636690

/ May 27, 2013

Hazardous Chemicals Logistics Equipment Exhibition

Conference: 2013 Shanghai International Hazardous Chemicals Supply Chain and Logistics Equipment Exhibition Organizer: Dangerous Goods Warehousing Sub-Assocation, CAWS Location: Shanghai, China Date: May 27-29, 2013 Web: http://www.whpexpo.com/whpexpo.asp Contact: Mr. Jiangtao Email: [email protected] Phone: 021-67636690

/ May 27, 2013

Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research

Conference: 3rd Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research Organizer: Global Science and Technology Forum Location: Bangkok, Thailand Date: May 20-21, 2013 Web: http://www.qq-economics.org/ Contact: Conference Secretariat Email: [email protected] Phone: +65 6327 0166

/ May 20, 2013

Conference on Accounting and Finance

Conference: 3rd Annual International Conference on Accounting and Finance Organizer: Global Science & Technology Forum Location: Bangkok, Thailand Date: May 20-21, 2013 Web: http://www.acc-finance.org/ Contact: Conference Secretariat Email: [email protected] Phone: +65 6327 0166

/ May 20, 2013

China’s Foreign Exchange Administration Opens First US Office

China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which manages its currency reserves, has set up an office in New York, according to the Wall Street Journal. The New York branch is expected to invest in private equity, real estate and...

/ May 20, 2013